February 28 1921 April 3 2020
Helen Marie Brenner, age 99 of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 3, 2020 in Lewes, DE, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Helen was born on February 28, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Harry and Minnie (Brenneisen) Rabiger. Helen was a child acrobat, dancer and an athlete in high school, excelling in field hockey. She indulged these skills later in life with her love for dancing. Helen married the love of her life Albert H. Brenner who was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, who preceded her in death in 1987. Helen and Al were married on March 7, 1942, just before Al reported for duty in Europe. She moved into the Woods Edge apartment complex in Lewes, DE in 2010 from Abington, PA, in order to be closer to her daughter. Until mobility issues slowed her down, she had been a regular at the Lewes Cheer Center. Diane wishes to acknowledge the compassionate and loving care of Helen’s many caretakers and extends her heartfelt thanks to Delaware Hospice for their supportive services to Helen towards the end of her life. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Albert H. Brenner. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Miller and her husband Roy Miller of Lewes, DE; her son, Harry Brenner and his wife Linda of Abington, PA; her grandchildren: Deana Forrest and her husband Michael of Harrington, DE and Jason Miller and his wife Shelley of Charlotte, NC; her great-grandchildren: Ethan Forrest, Lauren Miller, Jordyn Miller and Madison Miller. A private service officiated by Pastor Earle Baker of Bethel United Methodist Church will be held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE. Interment will be private at the Sunset Memorial Park, Huntingdon Valley, PA where she joins her beloved husband Al. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mrs. Brenner’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth Street, Lewes, DE 19958. Please sign the online guestbook located on the tribute page. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Helen Marie Brenner please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Helen Marie Brenner February 28 1921 April 3 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Georgetown, state: Delaware